His manner is jovial, and stories are told with polished assurance: part performer, part toff.
They were warm and lighthearted and jovial, talking about Sasha and Malia and Bo, and the president was talking sports.
Dermot Mulroney and Steve Buscemi were like jovial drinking buddies as they talked in one of the hallways.
pertaining to Jove or Jupiter
Latin jovialis 'pertaining to Jove, Jupiter'
1580s, "under the influence of the planet Jupiter," from Middle French jovial (16c.), from Italian joviale, literally "pertaining to Jupiter," and directly from Latin Iovialis "of Jupiter," from Iovius (used as genitive of Iuppiter) "Jupiter," Roman god of the sky (see Jove). The meaning "good-humored, merry," is from astrological belief that those born under the sign of the planet Jupiter are of such dispositions. Related: Jovially.